ESPOO, Finland and STOCKHOLM, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans can soon soar into the world of Angry Birds with the upcoming virtual reality (VR) game, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs. Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO) and Resolution Games today revealed details for the new VR game, which will debut in early 2019.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will allow fans of the incredibly popular franchise to swoop in on a remote island to take on the infamous green pigs with the help of their favorite Angry Birds characters.
Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, commented, "Introducing the Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is an exciting step for Rovio in exploring the future of gaming. We are thrilled that millions of Angry Birds fans will soon be able to literally step into the Angry Birds universe with the powerful sense of presence you get with VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs continues to demonstrate the many unforeseen ways fan can interact with their favorite characters and gameplay."
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with Rovio to bring their beloved franchise to VR," said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. "Angry Birds lends itself perfectly to VR, where players can experience the already highly engaging characters and gameplay mechanics in a much more tangible and immersive way than ever. Just as Angry Birds was applauded for its intuitive controls and gameplay on mobile, we feel Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will continue that legacy for VR."
Resolution Games is a games studio focused on visual computing. In their first three years, they have produced one of the most popular VR titles of all time (Bait!) and their games are among the highest rated on their respective platforms.
Rovio Entertainment is best known for its global Angry Birds franchise, born from the world-famous Angry Birds Classic game. Today, Rovio has a wide portfolio of Angry Birds games which, although primarily designed and marketed for adult players, are always appropriate for all audiences. With over four billion game downloads since 2009 and one of the strongest mobile game brand licensing programs in the world, Angry Birds is one of the most successful IPs in mobile gaming history.
Rovio and Resolution Games are anticipating an early 2019 release for Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs across all major VR platforms. For more information, be sure to follow Rovio on Facebook and Twitter and Resolution Games on Facebook and Twitter.
About Rovio Entertainment:
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global games first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games, which have been downloaded over 4 billion times. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theatres in 50 countries and the sequel of which is in production. Rovio is headquartered in Finland and the company's shares are listed on the main list of the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO. (www.rovio.com)
About Resolution Games:
Resolution Games is a VR and AR games studio and publisher aimed at creating immersive experiences for all – from gamers to non-gamers alike. The studio continues to push the limits of the emerging visual computing space with titles ranking among the highest rated and most downloaded across the major VR and AR platforms. Their games include Angry Birds, FPS First Person Slingshot, Bait!, Bait! Arctic Open, Wonderglade, Narrows and Solitaire Jester with several more on the horizon. The studio is composed of game industry veterans, serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders with a proven track record of widely acclaimed success spanning across mass market and AAA games, free-to-play games, hardware and more. Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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